Parenting Made Easy

Author: Sue Atkins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446490075
Release Date: 2012-04-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

Be the parent you want to be with Parenting Made Easy. Parenting coach Sue Atkins has helped thousands of parents build stronger relationships with their children using her straightforward strategies. In this practical guide she shares her positive methods to help you parent with confidence and raise motivated, well-behaved and happy kids. - Develop your childrens' self-esteem - Turn conflicts into conversations - Encourage independence and good behaviour - Be confident and positive in your abilities as a parent

The Happy Kid Handbook

Author: Katie Hurley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698170964
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Family & Relationships

With all the parenting information out there and the constant pressure to be the “perfect” parent, it seems as if many parents have lost track of one very important piece of the parenting puzzle: raising happy kids. Parenting today has gotten far too complicated. It’s never been the easiest job in the world, but with all the “parenting advice” parents are met with at every corner, it’s hard not to become bewildered. It seems that in the past it was a good deal simpler. You made sure there was dinner on the table and the kids got to school on time and no one set anything on fire, and you called it a success. But today everybody has a different method for dealing with the madness--attachment parenting, free-range parenting, mindful parenting. And who is to say one is more right or better than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we just want our kids to be happy. It seems like a no-brainer, right? But in the face of all the many parenting theories out there, happiness feels like it has become incidental. That’s where The Happy Kid Handbook by child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley comes in. She shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children. It’s not about giving in every time your child wants something so they won’t feel bad when you say no, or making sure that they’re taking that art class, and the ballet class, and the soccer class (to help with their creativity and their coordination and all that excess energy). Happiness is about parenting the individual, because not every child is the same, and not every child will respond to parenting the same way. By exploring the differences among introverts, extroverts, and everything in between, this definitive guide to parenting offers parents the specific strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective. A back-to-basics guide to parenting, The Happy Kid Handbook is a must-have for any parent hoping to be the best parent they can be.

How to Raise a Happy Toddler

Author: Tizzie Hall
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780091929510
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Child rearing

"Including tried and tested information, this book helps you to deal with the inevitable challenges that come as your baby becomes a toddler. It includes sleep and feeding routines for children between one and three years; solutions to common sleep problems and advice on the transition from cot to bed and more."--Publisher's description.

Win Win Parenting

Author: Marylynne White
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457507601
Release Date: 2012-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

MaryLynne White has a Master's degree in early childhood and family development. She has over twenty years' experience working as a parenting coach and counselor with children and their parents. She has also spent time in the "trenches" working as a professional nanny in a home with five children, ages 7 to 13 years of age. Through her work, she recognized that many "traditional" parenting techniques did not work very well. She developed a "toolbox" of simple ways to help parents guide their children's negative behaviors into more positive whereby everyone wins and feels happier. These proven techniques work for all children, regardless of their personalities. Her easy going, informal manner can be seen on her website at or her Youtube videos. She also has another website devoted to parenting the child with attachment problems at This book offers easy to understand, sometimes different parenting techniques to help create a WIN-WIN atmosphere in your home. It shows how to raise respectful, responsible and happy children without the arguments and frustrations. It explains why children behave the way they do. WIN-WIN Parenting provides a road map on how parents can feel more successful, confident and loving when raising children. The book addresses specific behavior problems, with examples, along with common parental responses to them. Developmental reasons are given to explain the children's behaviors. Finally, specific parenting techniques are shared that are guaranteed to change children's behaviors. You will discover: How to get your kids to do things without nagging How to stay calm even when your child is having a melt down How to have fun as a parent without feeling frustrated, angry or impatient How to parent so everyone in the family WINS "

The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids

Author: Jenn Berman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577315636
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A quick-read, easy-to-implement reference to raising well-adjusted children features twenty-six short and lighthearted chapters on a wide range of topics, from keeping pets and being a sports parent to instilling healthy eating patterns and keeping a marriage fulfilling. Original. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

Raise Happy Children Teach Them Virtues

Author: Mary Ann Budnik
Publisher: 1st Impression Publishing
ISBN: 0970002157
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Parenting

Raise Happy Children...Teach Them Virtues!, the third book in the Raise Happy Children Series explains not only how to discern your child's temperament but how to teach him/her the primary virtues of obedience, sincerity, order, fortitude, perseverance, patience, industriousness, generosity, freedom, responsibility, justice and charity. In addition discover the stages of development in children as well as the importance of the theological virtues, the cardinal virtues, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the fruits of the Holy Spirit in your child's soul. Learn at what age to teach each virtue as well as how to teach the virtue to children and teens.

101 Ways to Raise a Happy Toddler

Author: Lisa McCourt
Publisher: Roxbury Park
ISBN: 0737304731
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

This parenting primer covers the topics that keep parents up at night, from toilet training to tantrums. Written in a warm, conversational tone and sprinkled with advice from experts, 101 Ways to Raise a Happy Toddler offers several answers to each question, encouraging moms and dads to pick and choose what works for them and their toddler.

Raising Vegetarian Children

Author: Kate Anderson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1517723752
Release Date: 2015-10-08

Raising Vegetarian ChildrenRaising children to be happy healthy vegetarians can at times be a complex path, but this book will give you the skills and knowledge to do this in an easy and fun way! New York Times best selling author of Kate Anderson brings you her latest book - as a vegetarian raising two kids, she is able to give simple and effective advice and easy to follow steps to have a happy, healthy vegetarian family. Here's a preview of what you'll learn when you buy this book:- Vital Steps to get enough Protein, Iron and Nutrition in the diet - Homemade Baby Food - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks for babies, toddlers, children and teenagers - How to deal with picky eaters - Talking to your kids and other people about being vegetarian - Easy homemade recipes and so much more. What other people are saying: "A rare book in the vegetarian field - it gives you the facts and the information you need without all the excess nonsense!." Dr Julianne Shawe, Chicago Tribune "A wonderful companion and guide to raising a vegetarian family. Easy to read and full of practical advice!" Book Of The Month October 2015, Evening Standard

How to Raise Healthy and Happy Children

Author: William B. Wadlington
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595181094
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

This book is not about diseases, growth and development, or immunizations. This book is about childhood behavior, rules to follow, discipline and punishment. The author feels that children learn mainly by mistakes. Let your child pay the consequences, not you. Show continuing love but don’t bail him out of trouble. Love the child but not his misbehavior at the time. Parents nearly always set the example (good or bad) that their children follow (going to church, being responsible, but also smoking and drinking). The fruit does not fall far from the tree.

Raise Happy Children Teach Yourself

Author: Glenda Well
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444132090
Release Date: 2010-08-27
Genre: Family & Relationships

Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. Teach Yourself Bringing up Happy Children will help you to raise confident and secure children and to enjoy a happy and harmonious home. It contains many ideas and tools for gaining co-operation rather than nagging as well as numerous tips and strategies for getting through every day niggles such as quarrels and tantrums. You will also find suggestions for ways to deal with tough topics such as bereavement and divorce. There is a non-judgemental and reassuring tone throughout, and plenty of interactive quizzes, charts and exercises to get you thinking about fresh approaches to old problems. Numerous quotes and stories from parents bring the exercises to life.

The Happiest Toddler on the Block

Author: Harvey Karp, M.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553905600
Release Date: 2008-08-26
Genre: Family & Relationships

Perfect for expecting parents who want to prepare themselves for the challenging toddler years (which starts around eight months of age), this essential guide, a national bestseller by respected pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, not only helps reduce tantrums but makes happy kids even happier by boosting patience, cooperation, and self-confidence. Toddlers can drive you bonkers…so adorable and fun one minute…so stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of “nos” and “don’ts” into “yeses” and hugs…if you know how to speak your toddler’ s language. In one of the most useful advances in parenting techniques of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Karp reveals that toddlers, with their immature brains and stormy outbursts, should be thought of not as pint-size people but as pintsize…cavemen. Having noticed that the usual techniques often failed to calm crying toddlers, Dr. Karp discovered that the key to effective communication was to speak to them in their own primitive language. When he did, suddenly he was able to soothe their outbursts almost every time! This amazing success led him to the realization that children between the ages of one and four go through four stages of “evolutionary” growth, each linked to the development of the brain, and each echoing a step in prehistoric humankind’s journey to civilization: • The “Charming Chimp-Child” (12 to 18 months): Wobbles around on two legs, grabs everything in reach, plays a nonstop game of “monkey see monkey do.” • The “Knee-High Neanderthal” (18 to 24 months): Strong-willed, fun-loving, messy, with a vocabulary of about thirty words, the favorites being “no” and “mine.” • The “Clever Caveman” (24 to 36 months): Just beginning to learn how to share, make friends, take turns, and use the potty. • The “Versatile Villager” (36 to 48 months): Loves to tell stories, sing songs and dance, while trying hard to behave. To speak to these children, Dr. Karp has developed two extraordinarily effective techniques: 1) The “fast food” rule—restating what your child has said to make sure you got it right; 2) The four-step rule—using gesture, repetition, simplicity, and tone to help your irate Stone-Ager be happy again. Once you’ve mastered “toddler-ese,” you will be ready to apply behavioral techniques specific to each stage of your child’ s development, such as teaching patience and calm, doing time-outs (and time-ins), praise through “gossiping,” and many other strategies. Then all the major challenges of the toddler years—including separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, toilet training, night fears, sleep problems, picky eating, biting and hitting, medicine taking — can be handled in a way that will make your toddler feel understood. The result: fewer tantrums, less yelling, and, best of all, more happy, loving time for you and your child.

The Everything Guide to Raising a Toddler

Author: Ellen Bowers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440527067
Release Date: 2011-07-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

The toddler years are a wondrous time of exploration and independence. A time when your little one begins to stretch his wings and test his boundaries. If you're prepared, you can enjoy the toddler years with ease and confidence. All you need is a little direction to change these often trying years into terrific memories. Filled with practical advice and sound strategies, this guide tells you how to: Prepare great meals your toddler will actually sit still for and eat Handle tantrums Toddler-proof a home Get your toddler on a regular sleep schedule You'll also get tips on handling technology and toddlers, a slew of activities to build brainpower, and recipes that help keep toddlers performing at their best. You no longer have to worry about the toddler years--with this helpful guide, you can have a happy, well-adjusted, and terrific toddler!

Jo Frost s Confident Toddler Care

Author: Jo Frost
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409113355
Release Date: 2011-08-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

The No. 1 bestseller and must-have guide to confident baby and toddler care from the UK's most trusted nanny. Jo Frost shares her wealth of knowledge and years of experience to help you raise your toddler with confidence and give him or her the best start in life. Packed with practical advice, reassurance and simple yet effective techniques to help you deal with all the challenges that raising a toddler involves, Jo will give you the confidence and the know-how to raise a happy and contented toddler. She addresses common battlegrounds, such as mealtimes, dressing, sleeping and potty training, and takes you step-by-step through her tried-and-tested techniques to deal with them simply, patiently and effectively. Jo also offers guidance on how to plan your toddler's day hour by hour to ensure he or she is getting the right balance of stimulation and relaxation, offers support and guidance for working and single parents, and shows again and again that far from being an exhausting challenge, the toddler years are the most fun, entertaining and unique years to be cherished and enjoyed.

Raising Happy Children

Author: Lizanne Du Plessis
ISBN: 1928201164
Release Date: 2014-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

Parenting in the 21st century is easy and exciting, yet challenging and demanding. We now know more about how our children's brains develop than we've ever known before and this has profound implications for how we raise our children. Children develop strong brain connections and feel happy when they learn how to control their bodies, manage big overwhelming feelings and develop their thinking skills. These important skills come more easily for some than for others - which also means that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to parenting. Filled with stories, examples and easy to understand analogies, Raising Happy Children will help you understand: What is going on inside your child's developing body and brain; Your child's true nature and how this affects the way he thinks, feels and behaves. You'll also find lots of fun games you can play during your day-to-day interaction - crucial in the development of your child's ability to regulate his body and develop his thinking in the midst of big, overwhelming feelings. In this book, Lizanne also gives step-by-step ways to deal with some of the most common parenting struggles, as they relate to your unique child, such as: Meltdowns Temper tantrums Fears, anxieties and stress Once you understand your unique child, you'll be ready to set appropriate boundaries and put rituals and routines in place that will guarantee a calm, happy and deeply connected family.

Raising Happy Healthy Children

Author: Sally-Ann Creed
Publisher: Struik Christian Media
ISBN: 9781415310762
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

Raising a child today can be a daunting task – the responsibility is enormous; the challenge is one few first-time mums are ready for; and knowing the right thing to do is often learned by trial and error rather than having someone take us through the steps to being a good parent. In Raising Happy, Healthy Children Sally-Ann Creed and Andalene Salvesen bring together two of the most important aspects of raising a healthy child – discipline and a healthy diet. By implementing suggestions which have been proven in practice for many years, you may find your task easier in a multitude of ways. This book is designed to be a quick-reference, practical guide for common discipline and diet dilemmas. It takes you through the stages from pregnancy to 6 years covering topics like: How to deal with tantrums effectively • How diet affects behaviour • Eating and sleeping problems Understanding different temperaments • Healthy lunch box ideas• Childhood is a time for being carefree, healthy and happy. Read Raising Happy, Healthy Children and learn how to raise children who are emotionally and physically healthy.